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Primetime Emmy nominations features newcomers and notable snubs

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The nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are in and there were cheers and jeers from fans once the nominations were announced. Newcomers such as Netflix's original series "Orange is the New Black" made a big splash with multiple nominations as well as HBO's "True Detective." However, it was this year's Emmy snubs that garnered a lot of buzz and fans took to social media to express their disappointment.

According to "The New York Daily News," the biggest snubs were the absence of Tatiana Maslany in the Lead Actress in a Drama category and "The Good Wife" not being nominated for Best Drama Series. Maslany has won several awards for her portrayal of multiple clones on the BBC critically acclaimed series "Orphan Black." This is the second year in a row that Maslany has not been nominated and fans are dismayed that the Emmy's refuse to recognize her performance.

"The Good Wife" is coming off one of its best seasons and has been winning both critics and fans hearts all year with the dramatic split of the main characters into two separate law firms Lockhart/Gardner and Florrick/Agos. The series also managed to pull off arguably one of the most shocking and surprising deaths in years when main character Will Gardner, played by the superbly talented Josh Charles, was killed off in episode 15.

While "Orphan Black" didn't receive any nominations, "The Good Wife" obtained nominations for Charles in the Supporting Actor category, Christine Baranski in the Supporting Actress category and Juliana Margulies in the Lead Actress category.

It wasn't all bad news at the nominations as fans cheered when "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox was nominated making history as the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy award. In addition Cox's co-stars Natasha Lyonne and Uzo Adoba were nominated in the same category of Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Taylor Schilling was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category.

Fans were also excited to see Lizzy Caplan of Showtime's "Masters of Sex" break in to the Lead Actress in a Drama category. HBO's "True Detective" actors took a gamble by submitting to the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category as opposed to the Miniseries category and it paid off as both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson scored nods.

"Game of Thrones" leads all nominations with 19 nods. "Fargo" was right behind with 18 nods and "Saturday Night Live" received 14 nods.

Do you think that Maslany and "The Good Wife" should have been nominated? Which nominations were you most excited about? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Monday, August 25th at 7pm on NBC, Cox Cable channel 3. The show will be hosted by Seth Meyers.

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